Fruit Dipping Holiday Fun

cooking with kids - strawberry and kiwi fruit pops

I love the whimsy of cooking around the holidays.  And, everything is always a little better when you can take simple foods and turn them into fanciful fun with just a few quick slices.  Here are a couple of very easy ideas for fruit dipping holiday fun that turns the ordinary into a memorable bite!  The kids will love these and so will your guests; they are perfect for all ages!cooking with kids - strawberry and kiwi fruit pops

Strawberry/Kiwi Tree Pops by Jodie Fitz

1.  Slice a kiwi and remove the rind to create kiwi circles.

2.  Wash and slice strawberries.  Note: you won’t need the top of the strawberry for this food craft, so go ahead and eat them up!

3.  Cut stars out of pineapple by using a star shaped fondant cutter that you can find at local craft stores.

4.  Using a candy/cookie pop stick, layer the kiwi and strawberry slices and top it off with a scrumptiously sweet pineapple star!cooking with kids - honey dew melon fruit pops

Honey Dew Tree Pops by Jodie Fitz

1. Cut the honey dew melon in half lengthwise.

2.  Remove the seeds.

3. cut long wedges the width of a tree cookie cutter.

4. Press into the fruit with the tree cookie cutter and then slice underneath with a knife to lift out the Christmas tree.  Insert it into a cake/cookie pop stick and serve these fun fruit finds.

Pomegranate Fruit Dip by Jodie Fitz

4 oz. light whipped topping

3 oz. low fat vanilla yogurt

2 tablespoons 100% pomegranate juice (I love the POM Wonderful brand with no sugar added)

Fold the whipped topping and vanilla yogurt together.  Fold in the pomegranate juice until all of the ingredients are thoroughly mixed together.  Serve chilled.

Disclosure: I am pleased to be working with MVP Health Care and the MVP Generation Go Program, which has sponsored this post.  My participation is voluntary and my opinion is always my own, as is any advice offered.

14 Comments on “Fruit Dipping Holiday Fun”

    1. THANK YOU! They whimsical to fit right along w the season 🙂 – great right through New Years!
      Have a FANTASTIC holiday season 🙂
      ~ Jodie

    1. Hi there – THANK YOU!! It always goes so quickly!

      Wishing you a very happy & healthy 2013 – Happy New Year,
      ~ Jodie

  1. What a fun idea that you could use all year long!! My name is Cindy and I blog over at I wanted to invite you to link up your recipe and any others at our Gluten Free Fridays Recipe Link up party! It happens every Friday and we’d love to have you join us with some of your awesome recipes! It doesn’t mean that you have to be a gluten free bloggers. If you have some recipes on your blog that are gluten free that counts! 🙂 Many recipes are naturally gluten free.
    Thanks, Cindy

    1. Hi Cindy! I’m sorry I missed this past week’s link up, I’ll try to make it over this Friday! THANK YOU for the invite 🙂 Hope you have a GREAT New Year’s eve,
      ~ Jodie

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